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Hitler's Economic Policy
Hitler's aims

Drag Germany out of the world recession.
Solve unemployment (which he had promised to do).
Make Germany an 'autarchy' - self sufficient.
Get rid of Jewish industrialists and give their businesses to 'Aryans'
Transform the economy to focus on rearmament/war.

Unemployment

Biggest inherited problem.
Unemployment…

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Were they a success?

Unemployment dropped quickly/wages rose slightly
Working hours went up to 49 hours per week in 1939, 52 in 1943 to over 60 by
1945
There were fewer consumer goods
No trade union rights -replaced replaced by `Strength through Joy' - better
leisure opportunities.

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